The Pacific Research Platform: Making High-Speed Networking a Reality for the Scientist

Richard Moore
TrackPlenary --Store Scene
DescriptionWhile recent investments by the US’s National Science Foundation have catalyzed an enormous leap in US campus networking capabilities, it remains necessary to integrate these capabilities into the routine workflows of researchers transferring data among their remote collaborators, remote data repositories, and visualization facilities. The Pacific Research Platform (PRP) is a program to develop a science-driven, data-centric “freeway system” by federating campus Science DMZs into a regional Science DMZ. Research collaborations across PRP partners serve as use cases for deploying the hardware/software and addressing security/policy/social issues to achieve high-performance data transfers between institutions. The regional PRP represents a manageable scale for initial deployment efforts and capturing lessons learned, but the PRP also informs larger-scale deployments. In this presentation, we describe efforts to build the PRP, including the social and technical approaches, the domain science applications of PRP’s capabilities, as well as results of a recent workshop on scaling up from regional to national/international platforms.

Presentation documents

All talks